Updating the sources.lst as I write this, it is taking a long time, but I am using the Town Library connection with WIFI and it is only about 64K per second, so updating the aforementioned file with apt-get update takes quite a while to run. I wish Australia could get a super fast broadband system …

After switching from Ubuntu to Knoppix 6.3 on my laptop, I am seeing the benefits of using a proper operating system that does not restrict you like Windows does, and comes with a heap of software to boot, including the VIM GUI and Amarok as well as a heap of games and out of the …

The river is rising again here in Wagga Wagga, we might get another flood like the one in October, that flooded the caravan park, and washed away bridge supports, but that is nature for you. I like the floodwaters, as they wash away all of the accumulated rubbish from the riverside. I spent all of …

I have been reminiscing about the old Beyond 2000 TV series from the 1980’s that showed us how the future would look in the year 2000. They promised flying cars and Star Ttrek styled cities, but this has not come to pass yet, as we do not have an affordable anti-gravity system for cars yet …

The Australian Telstra Corporation is planning a Plan B in case the National Broadband Network does not go ahead as planned. There are many other things that need fixing in Australia right now, but they are only worried about the faster broadband connections they can offer, although the mobile network will be upgraded to 4G …

Just using Windows 2003, and the sound in Flash does not work and then the sound drivers for the Realtek HD hardware suddenly stopped working. Back to Linux then, and everything works properly as it should without suddenly failing. I should maybe install Windows 7, but I wanted something else. I have fixed it now, …

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=1897&tag=nl.e042 This does not bode well for the future of Ubuntu if you are forced to use a netbook interface on a desktop machine, I would rather see Gnome stay, Gnome 3.0 is promising and looks to take Gnome in a new direction. And removing Synaptic and using the Ubuntu Software Center instead? Synaptic is …

Sorry I have not updated for a while, my housemate moved out and took his ADSL Internet with him and I am on Optus Mobile ”Broadband” for now. I am running Windows Server 2003 R2 to be able to use the Optus Broadband dongle, and it supports all of the hardware on my Gigabyte motherboard …

http://bsd.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/11/02/009259 “The release of OpenBSD 4.8 has been announced. Highlights include ACPI suspend/resume, better hardware support, OpenBGPD/OpenOSPFD/routing daemon improvements, inclusion of OpenSSH 5.5, etc. Nothing revolutionary, just the usual steady improving of the system. A detailed ChangeLog is available, as usual. Work, of course, has already started on the next release, which should be ready …

http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/10/31/2127201 Someone wants a Unicode programming language replacing the Ascii characters used by programmers for years and years. But the standard character set used by C programmers is more than enough for general usage and is faster to enter than having to enter a few keystrokes to enter one character of Unicode. Entering characters like …

I am posting a Debian Video right now, as I am seriously considering swapping Linux Mint for this distribution, it would provide the apt system for easy installation of software and solid stable and reliable kernel releases. I was considering BSD, but Linux is easier to install and use I think and would still be …

http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/10/28/2254215/Mozilla-Labs-Add-On-Provides-Video-and-Audio-Recording-From-the-Browser Mozilla labs are promoting a plugin for Firefox that will allow any website to be able to capture audio and video from the browser. But you can already do this with Youtube web-cam upload and many other sites I am sure, but with this add-on you could not be totally sure if the webcam …

I have changed my header graphics and the CSS code once again and it looks a bit more stylish, with the simpler bevelled title graphic. I need to keep it simple and have a stylish looking website, with not too many graphics so that is loads quickly. I am posting this HD video of the …

I saw this on Slashdot. LingNoi writes with this excerpt from ComputerWorld UK:“The London Stock Exchange has said its new Linux-based system is delivering world record networking speed, with 126 microsecond trading times. The news comes ahead a major Linux-based switchover in twelve days, during which the open source system will replace Microsoft .Net technology on …

Nasa has announced that they have long term plans to build a spaceship capable of travelling to other planets. They want to investigate other forms of propulsion, such as electricity. As storing Hydrogen for long periods is apparently not the right thing to do. If we were not wasting billions of dollars on a pointless …

We can game on Linux too. Gaming with Unreal Tournament 2004 on Debian GNU/Linux showing that you can play games on the free operating system as well as on Windows. UT 2004 has huge levels reminiscent of Tribes and sniping other players in those Duke3D styled flying machines and running on the ground is heaps …

I have just bought Lord of the Rings The Two Towers on DVD and it is amazing how much stuff they cut out of the theatrical release of the films. Especially Sam & Pippin discovering Sarumans stash of food and Longbottom leaf. This blog is still going ahead despite all of the haters and trolls …